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The English word relations in French

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The first, second and third condition in French

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Crack1 replied to Crack1's discussion The English word relations in French
"I have made some  mistakes when writing. George or  others did  not tell me.  I am a bit  surprised. ............................................ This is an excellent reply. I will print it out. Because I got it straight…"
Mar 7

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George Hunt replied to Crack1's discussion The English word relations in French
"@alan "etroitement apparente" does work.... I don't think it  means related in the familial sense though. Sorry I am just on the phone and can't do the accents this time.. ."
Mar 7

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George Hunt replied to Crack1's discussion The English word relations in French
"Crack1 said "I am sure you know the English words nuclear family. Generally, we exclude uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, etc when we talk  about the nuclear family. So all those who are excluded comes under the category of extended family…"
Mar 7
Chantal Savignat replied to Crack1's discussion The English word relations in French
"I don't understand this sentence : Both events are closely related to each other. what is the subject ?"
Mar 6
Chantal Savignat replied to Crack1's discussion The English word relations in French
"and "relations" is a "faux ami" for french. This word exists and means : - Someone I know and I meet sometimes. It's not a friend. He could be a friend of a friend or a co-worker I don't really work with. Pierre,…"
Mar 6
alan gould replied to Crack1's discussion The English word relations in French
"i just looked at the reverso dictionary and here were some examples:  une parente éloignée      a distant relative, a distant relation  des parents…"
Mar 6
Crack1 replied to Crack1's discussion The English word relations in French
"Thanks Chantal This is an excellent reply. I will print it out. Because I got it straight from te horse's mouth. I am sure you know the English words nuclear family. Generally, we exclude uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, etc when we talk …"
Mar 6
alan gould replied to Crack1's discussion The English word relations in French
"americans don't use the word "relations" to speak of extended family.  they say "relatives."  but the british will use "relations" so maybe that's why u're confused.  "
Mar 6
Chantal Savignat replied to Crack1's discussion The English word relations in French
"what does this sentence mean ?  Both events are closely related to each other. I translated this like that :  les deux évènements sont relativement proches l'un de l'autre. I understand the subject is "Both…"
Mar 6
Chantal Savignat replied to Crack1's discussion The English word relations in French
"Yes "parents" is ok for relatives. But not in all the sentences. The first meaning of "parents" = mum and dad. but it can (I promise one day I will try to learn "can-may-could" and their friends) be used as…"
Mar 6
Chantal Savignat replied to Crack1's discussion The English word relations in French
"He is related to me : Il est de ma famille. I have lots of relatives : J'ai beaucoup de famille, j'ai une grand famille. There Where do your relations live ? Où habite ta famille ? What is your relationship to her/him/them? Quel est…"
Mar 6

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George Hunt replied to Crack1's discussion The English word relations in French
"I don't think "etroitement parente'  would be correct for closely related" Could be "mes parents proches"  or "ma  famille proche""
Mar 6
alan gould replied to Crack1's discussion The English word relations in French
"i was surprised when i learned that the word "parents" referring to relatives.  best to have this confirmed by chantal, but when there isn't a specific relationship defined, i'm inclined to believe that the word…"
Mar 6

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George Hunt replied to Crack1's discussion The English word relations in French
""mes parents" only means "my parents" when you are specifically referring to them. Depending on context it can refer to other members of the family. It is a "faux ami"."
Mar 6
Crack1 replied to Crack1's discussion The English word relations in French
"Mes  parents  means my parents. Ma tante  is my aunt, Mon  oncle is my uncle. Frére ,  soeur,  fil , fils , etc The  core of my question is on your relatives."
Mar 6

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George Hunt replied to Crack1's discussion The English word relations in French
"I am confused myself ,but I think "un(e)parent(e)" can be used for any relative in the family (not necessarily immediate). It does not just mean "one's parent". For relationships between events you would use a different…"
Mar 6

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